A man rousted from his slumber inside a vehicle blocking traffic at a busy Kansas City, North, intersection is now facing federal gun charges.
Stephen J. Andrist is a convicted felon and allegedly had a sawed-off shotgun and a semi-automatic handgun with him in the GMC Yukon that Kansas City police found running in the left turn lane at the intersection of Missouri 9 and N.W. 72nd Street, court documents say.
Police were called just after noon Sunday to the intersection. An officer had to knock on the window several times before Andrist rolled down the window, according to court documents.
A double-barreled shotgun was plainly in view, and Andrist was told to get out of the vehicle, according to court documents.
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The barrel of the 20-gauge shotgun was about 11 inches long, according to the documents. Federal law requires such weapons to be registered if the barrel is less than 18 inches.
Officers also found a .22-caliber pistol in the Yukon. Andrist also had two small baggies of marijuana in his pocket, according to the court documents.
Andrist, 30, is charged in U.S. District Court with felony gun charges. Each carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.